Monday, December 26, 2011

DIY For Girls: Cuties Crate Doll Bed Playset

The girl folks in our neck of the woods received these for Christmas this year compliments of mama & daddy elf that apparently cannot make it through a Christmas Eve Eve without an all-night crafting session. The lack of sleep was well worth it, though, because the end product is nothing short of adorable and with all the expensive toys we had these seemed to still ring in as some of the favorites!

BTW if you're unfamiliar with Cuties they are SUPER crazy delicious California Clementines that surface in the grocery stores this time of year!

I used the instructions from the cuties website but altered my headboards a little bit (I didn't like how they looked using their measurements) Also, I used scrap cardboard for the headboards as I think a whole third crate is really quite unnecessary. Basically, I used 1 extra crate for all 3 beds that I made since I really was just using it for the little Cuties emblem to adorn the headboards.

Also, I LUCKED out and found the ladies at walmart just taking the Cuties out of their crates and they were nice enough to give me 8 of them! (I only used 7). So, don't feel overwhelmed that you have to eat that many cuties (although I think in this house that wouldn't be a problem!), just ask your local grocery store if they have any they're willing to spare!

I made a cute dolly quilt and I used mini Cabbage Patch kids for the dolls, but that's mainly because they were the only dolls left on the shelves of Walmart on Christmas Eve ;) They're super cute though, I DO think Target has a baby that is like $3.99 that would have been even more perfect size.
Anyways, I know Christmas is through, but this would still be an INCREDIBLY fun thing to make for your any little lady in your life and I just had to share :)


  1. What a great idea! Might need to make one of these for elf next year! So happy to have you link up to the Tuesday To Do Party at The Blackberry Vine!
    Happy New Year!

  2. Cuties is right. This is ADORABLE!!!

    I would be thrilled if you would link this up at my second ever Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL...going on right now (we had almost 300 links last week...can you tell I'm excited??! : ))

    Would love to have you by for a visit!

    P.S. I'm a new follower. : )

    ~Abbie (

  3. I have been quilting for to many years and just love this short cut. Thank you for sharing. I am going to my sewing room and trying it out.



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